#Bookreview: Guilty by Siobhán MacDonald @SiobhanMMacD @LittleBrownUK @PRPlunkett #Guilty #thriller #psychologicalthriller
Release date - 11th June 2020
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Constable
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
THE PERFECT LIFE
Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected heart surgeon, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke's life spirals into chaos.
A GUILTY SECRET
It begins with the word 'GUILTY' painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he spots a chilling notice in the local newspaper. When this is followed by the delivery of a small coffin-shaped package, Luke is terrified. Someone knows the dark secret he is hiding. And someone is out to get him.
SOMEBODY WANTS REVENGE
Luke begins to be plagued by horrifying anonymous messages, and it transpires that it's not only Luke the sender is intending to harm. With strange things happening in the operating theatre, Alison's political ambitions straining their marriage, and Nina's behaviour sparking all sorts of trouble, Luke turns to therapist Terence Black. Is the therapist the only one that can save Luke and his family from the horrendous secrets of the past?
A compelling psychological thriller that will get under your skin instantly, GUILTY by Siobhán MacDonald is one of the best books I have read this year.
Doctor Luke Forde has a perfect life - a successful politician for a wife, a beautiful teenage daughter whom he is very close to, and a career as a paediatric heart surgeon which fulfils him in so many ways. He prides himself on being honest and capable but when he sees the word 'Guilty' spray-painted on his boat-shed wall, his wonderful world slowly begins to disintegrate, and this is just the beginning. As more threats are issued, Luke is forced to face the past but as the truth emerges, will those you seek revenge stop at nothing to take away all that matters to him?
With palpable tension on each page, GUILTY is the kind of story that you instantly jump into and cannot wait to finish. The characters aren't particularly likeable but they are believable and as I began to see that looks are often deceiving, I felt gripped to uncover just what Luke was hiding and who was coming after him and his family. The shadier side of politics is another element of this thriller which worked really well for me and I enjoy a thriller where there are plenty of possible suspects - it makes it more interesting when you're trying to figure out the truth.
A fresh and dynamic story from start to finish, GUILTY by Siobhán MacDonald is a story that goes above and beyond, and I cannot wait to read more from this talented author.
Siobhan MacDonald was born in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. She studied engineering at University College Galway and pursued a successful career writing for the technology sector in Scotland for ten years, then in France before returning to Ireland.
Growing up in a large Irish family, there was a premium attached to being able to tell a good story. Siobhan's mother taught speech and drama and was a proficient storyteller herself, a talent she encouraged in all her children.
After many years writing short stories and articles, Siobhan published her first novel Twister River in 2016. Siobhan followed this up with her second novel, The Blue Pool. Twisted River won an Earphone AudioFile award in 2016 and The Blue Pool has been a top #10 bestseller in the Australian Kindle chart. Guilty is her first novel for Constable, Little, Brown.
Siobhan lives in Limerick, Ireland with her husband and two sons.
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